Olympic Channel/NBC to Highlight 'Dream Team Week' and IAFF Diamond League

Olympic Channel/NBC to Highlight 'Dream Team Week' and IAFF Diamond League

This week's coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA - a partnership between the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, and NBCUniversal - is highlighted by a "Dream Team Week" marathon celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, as well as Team USA's 2017 World Champions Christian Taylor and Brittney Reese competing at the final IAAF Diamond League Track & Field event of the season in Brussels, Belgium.

In addition, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will continue its presentation of live coverage of the 2017 Vuelta a España featuring four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome (Team Sky) as he looks to complete the Grand Tour double after winning the Tour de France last month. Froome is in the lead after nine stages.

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is live streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app. Select replays and highlights will be available on these digital platforms as well as TeamUSA.org.

Following are highlights from this week's programming on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA:

"DREAM TEAM WEEK"

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics with "Dream Team Week," presenting all eight original broadcasts on eight consecutive nights in primetime, beginning tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET.

The celebration of the Dream Team - arguably the greatest collection of basketball players ever to play on one team - on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will be highlighted by an 11-hour marathon on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, culminating with the 1992 Gold Medal Final against Croatia. For most viewers, this will be the first time they can see all of the Dream Team games in their entirety, as NBC mostly showed only portions of the early games during its 1992 Olympics coverage.

Legendary basketball play-by-play voice Marv Albert handled play-by-play duties for NBC Olympics' coverage of the 1992 Barcelona Games, and was courtside to chronicle the gold medal-winning run of the Dream Team. Albert was joined by analyst Mike Fratello and reporter Quinn Buckner, and the team of the late Chick Hearn and Steve Jones.

Xfinity, the residential cable service brand of Comcast, will be the presenting sponsor of "Dream Team Week" on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, both parties announced on August 23. For more information, click here.

IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE TRACK & FIELD - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

Live coverage of the final IAAF Diamond League Track & Field event of the season in Brussels, Belgium, will be presented on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA this Friday at 2 p.m. ET. The event, the second of two finals to crown Diamond League champions, is highlighted by Team USA's 2017 World Champions Christian Taylor (men's triple jump) and Brittney Reese (women's long jump).

U.S. Olympic medalists Allyson Felix (women's 400m), Joe Kovacs (men's shot put), Evan Jager (men's steeplechase) and Dalilah Muhammad (women's 400m hurdles) are also qualified to compete in Brussels.

Bill Doleman calls the action joined by analysts Ato Boldon and Paul Swangard.


VUELTA A ESPAÑA - LIVE DAILY COVERAGE AT 10 A.M. ET

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA continues its coverage of the 2017 Vuelta a España - the final Grand Tour of the season - this week with live daily coverage at 10 a.m. ET. Running from Tuesday, August 29, to Sunday, September 10, the Vuelta is made up of 21 stages, and will cover a total distance of more than 2,000 miles.

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome (Team Sky) looks to complete the Grand Tour double with a win at the Vuelta after winning the Tour de France last month. He will be joined by three-time Vuelta winner Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo), and 2014 Tour de France and 2010 Vuelta winner Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida).

Paul Sherwen calls the race, joined by analyst and former professional cyclist Bob Roll.


FIS WORLD CUP FREESTYLE SKIING

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA coverage of freestyle skiing from the FIS World Cup in Cardrona, New Zealand, continues this Thursday night at midnight ET with the first ski halfpipe event of the season. Notable Americans slated to compete include 2017 world champion Aaron Blunck and 2014 Olympic slopestyle silver medalist Gus Kenworthy on the men's side, and 2014 Olympic gold medalist Maddie Bowman on the women's.

Coverage continues on Sunday at midnight ET with snowboard slopestyle, highlighted by a formidable trio of U.S. women lead by 2014 Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson, 2017 X GAMES winner Julia Marino and 2017 big air X GAMES winner Hailey Langland.

Trace Worthington (play-by-play) will provide commentary, and will be joined by analysts Luke Van Valin on Thursday and Kaitlyn Farrington on Sunday.


2017 ARCHERY WORLD CUP FINAL - ROME, ITALY

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will present coverage of archery from the 2017 Archery World Cup Final from Rome, Italy, this Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m. ET. Notable Americans slated to compete include three-time Olympic medalist Brady Ellison on Sunday and Steve Anderson and Braden Gellenthien on Saturday.


GLOBAL GAMES

Four Olympians take on social media stars in mash-up competitions with an Olympic twist. Highlighting the Olympic field is American Lolo Jones (track & field, bobsled) and Olympic gold medalist Jamaican Asafa Powell (track & field). The two-part original series premieres today at 5 p.m. ET.

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